May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


2012 AAPD/HSHC Master Clinician Scholarship Recipients

July 2012 Volume XLVIII Number 4

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Health Smiles, Health Children: the Foundation of the AAPD again teamed together to award five scholarships to the Pediatric Dentistry Master Clinician Program.
The Pediatric Dentistry Master Clinician Program was started in 2008 as a means to address the growing shortage of faculty in dental schools and residency training programs.
Scholarship recipients will attend the Academy for Academic Leadership’s Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL) in the Health Professions Program offered at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and also the opportunity to attend the AAPD Comprehensive Review of Pediatric Dentistry course.
Dr. Matthew K. Geneser completed his dental degree at the University of Iowa – College of Dentistry and residency training at St. Joseph Hospital in Providence, RI. Instead of entering private practice upon completing
residency training, Dr. Geneser decided to return to his alma mater, the University of Iowa to pursue a full-time academic position as an assistant professor in the department of pediatric dentistry. He was recently named as program director for the residency training program at Iowa.
Dr. Jay C. Shirley is in private practice in Alpharetta, Ga., and is a graduate of the University of Mississippi – School of Dentistry. Dr. Shirley completed a master of science degree and his certificate in pediatric dentistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Shirley has also authored several publications appearing in various national medical and dental journals. He also teaches the residents at the Georgia Health Sciences University pediatric dentistry residency program and has been a course director and lecturer at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Emory University and the University of Alabama – School of Dentistry.
Dr. Christy Jen is a graduate of the University of Washington and completed her pediatric dentistry residency at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Jen decided on a full-time career in academics upon completion
of her residency and is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Michigan – School of Dentistry.
Dr. Michael J. Hanna has been a practicing pediatric dentist in Robinson Township, Penn., since 1991 and is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh – School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Hanna is an adjunct instructor in pediatric dentistry at the University of Pittsburgh – School of Dental Medicine and a guest lecturer at the West Virginia University School of Dentistry. Additionally, he is a national spokesperson for the AAPD and is an advocate for children’s oral health.
Dr. Mark G. Koch is a graduate of The Ohio State University and completed his pediatric dentistry residency at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. He also completed a master’s degree in oral biology from the University of Missouri. Following a 20-year career with the US Army Dental Corps, Dr. Koch maintained a private practice in Olympia, WA for nine years. He left clinical practice to pursue teaching as an assistant professor in the department of pediatric dentistry at the Children’s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado – School of Dental Medicine.
Scholarships will again be available for 2013 class of the AAPD/HSHC Master Clinician program. Announcements will be made throughAAPD E-News and Pediatric Dentistry Today.